Simple breakfast cake with oranges and yogurt

Simple breakfast cake with oranges and yogurt

Every time I’ve  baked a cake, I mean that classic coffee cake, I’ve always failed. I don’t know why this has happened to me so far.

This time I wanted to follow a recipe from an old patisserie book I’ve had in my possession since I was 11 or 12 years old (since 22 long years ago).

Yet I did a modification to the original recipe ( as I always do) using oil instead of butter and added some yogurt which was not in the ingredients list. To be honest, I got lucky on this one since the cake turned out to be delicious and finished within a few hours.


  • 3 eggs
  • 160g flour
  • 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Vanilla extract, zest of 1 orange
  • Optional: chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs, yogurt, oil, sugar, vanilla and orange zest until well combined.
  3. Sift the flour and baking soda over the egg mixture and continue beating until blended.
  4. Pour the batter in a greased baking tray and bake it for about 60 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Place the baked cake over a cooling rack until completely cool.
  6. Optional: To upgrade this kind of cake, cover the cake while still warm with chocolate chips. The chocolate will melt eventually so spread it out evenly using a spatula.

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